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Re: Using the Debian open use logo to distinguish DFSG-compatible licenses

Evan Prodromou dijo [Thu, May 18, 2006 at 04:08:57PM -0400]:
> >However, one thing that Debian is not good at, is providing
> >authoritative statements about licenses. It would be great if you could
> >find a way to change that somehow, but otherwise..
> I think it'd be nice if we could put together some sort of official 
> authoritative statements about licenses, although I don't think that's 
> something that's going to happen any time soon.
> What might be a second-best approximation is a pragmatic, descriptive 
> approach. That is, if there's an unofficial statement, plus the 
> existence proof of works under the license being in Debian, it would 
> probably not be unreasonable for a third party to say, "Works available 
> under this license are suitable for inclusion in Debian."

Mao anyone? "It has been observed that works under this-and-that
license make debian-legal itchy".

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